The story coming out of the Devils first preseason victory wasn’t about the hockey played at Newark. But rather, the naughty video the Devils Twitter account aired in reference to the Islanders who relocated from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn for the upcoming season.
For most hockey observers, it was a indirect blow to Islander fans. Even with their team still in the metropolitan area, the once proud franchise that won four straight Stanley Cups now will play its home games at Barclays Center. Not every Islander supporter loves the idea of taking Long Island Rail Road to games like some of their favorite players.
When the ’15-16 season starts, it’ll be bittersweet. It’s just odd that the Devils decided to tweak the Islander fan. No longer run by old school executive Lou Lamoriello, the new management has decided to go completely in the opposite direction. What we got was a poor attempt at humor that didn’t go over well with everyone on social media.
While I did laugh at the ‘reporter’ part, it was definitely below the belt. Which brings to mind what exactly do the Devils have in store for us. These aren’t Uncle Lou’s Devils anymore.